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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


February 27, 2013  12:21 PM

Study reveals docs’ poor meaningful use adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives

Preliminary results from a study on meaningful use adoption published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reveal some startling results, none more than the 12.2% adoption rate among the country's half-million eligible physicians, including single-digit attestation...

April 11, 2012  12:01 PM

CMS names 27 participants in Medicare ACO model

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organization, ACO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have


December 7, 2011  6:44 PM

CMS: Likely meaningful use stage 2 delay for EHR incentive program

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use

In the upcoming proposed rule that will likely outline meaningful use stage 2 criteria, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would also include a delay in compliance deadlines for physicians and hospitals chasing EHR incentive program checks. Providers attesting...


July 20, 2011  12:18 PM

States won’t be checking all those Medicaid EHR incentive criteria

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Back in my irreverent youth -- okay, as recently as my mid-20s -- I had a blast throwing my body around a mosh pit at a Descendents show. Even got my glasses smashed during "Coffee Mug," which isn't easy to do because the song is all of 35...


July 12, 2011  12:18 PM

Four on the 4th: States begin EHR incentive programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, electronic health records, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While America was celebrating its birthday, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals in Arizona, Connecticut, Rhode Island and West Virginia had an extra reason to celebrate given the launch of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in their respective states. At the...


June 8, 2011  12:36 PM

CMS clarifies meaningful use attestation process with FAQ answers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, EHR, EHR attestation process, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) frequently posts answers to questions health care stakeholders pose -- and a hot topic right now is


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